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Poster: tigerbolt Date: May 18, 2007 5:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs Gangsta Rap

my take on the violence laden lyrics of the dead and gangsta rap,is that gangsta rap tends to glorify it where the dead has a hint of caution or despair towards it like hey this what becomes of you if you chose this life.where gangsta rap really does glorify the lifestyles of the lyrics at least from what i've heard.how many times where the dead involved in drive by shootings or arrested for starting fights at airports etc...

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Poster: bigbossdan Date: May 18, 2007 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs Gangsta Rap

I am with Tigerbolt on this. I can't claim any real insights into the lyrics of gangsta rap, as it is not a part of my world. As Max says, don't like it, don't listen. But I question a comparison of GD lyrics about illegal, immoral behavior to rap lyrics. There is a long standing tradition in folk or trad music to rhapsodize about women, adultry, murder, drink (Long Black Veil, Matty Groves, Wild Rover)- and the GD are keepers of that flame. But the point is not to glorify this behavior. My limited media exposure to the gangsta rap world reflects a gloification of guns and booty call.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: May 19, 2007 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs Gangsta Rap

The Dead aren't representing this crap, like mexicali blues, they are telling a story...

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: May 18, 2007 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dead vs Gangsta Rap

If anything, this shit should -NOT- be censored.. I guess I hold up too many of the libertarian ideals.. I'm a Zappa in that way... lyrics are lyrics. Offensive? Don't listen to it. Pornography on television and you don't want your kids watching it? Don't own a tv. They are going to be experiencing these things anyways,

How one interprets, perceives, and lets this stuff percolate into their brain is a bigger matter of how lyrics can affect people, and rules out how they are "offensive" at all..Don't like mexicali blues? skip it. Don't like "Eazy - Nobody Move"? Skip it. I am a fan of late 80's earlu 90's rap myself, as a lot of that rap from that time, like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was expressing their socioeconomic status, rather than rap now-a-days where they mostly got it good, and all they have to rap about is "bitches ho's, money, bricks" etc.. If those lyrics you posted, mcglone, are offensive, [which i'm not saying you think they were, just theoretically] than why did you take the time to research them, post them, and then translate them? My point there is:

It's like, often times that people are so "anti" something, they have or already are delving into the specific thing way too much anyways... Just like anti-war ralliers that end up being violent.

I say fuck media, fuck censorship, fuck one's ears, and fuck onseself. I may be an ignorant kid, but I stand where I want, and will certainly utilize the 1st amendment via the internet, even if it does not abide by mod's rules =)

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